Archive for the ‘Empty Nest’ Category

What is a trust?

June 29th, 2012 Bob Ross

A trust can be an invaluable asset if you are developing an estate plan or other special purposes. The terminology associated with trusts, however, can be complicated and bewildering. If you feel confused or are just looking for an introduction to the world of trusts, the following primer may be useful to you. What is […]

John Henk

Best financial advice I’ve ever received: John Henk

June 22nd, 2012 John Henk

Editors Note – this article is part of our series “Best financial advice I’ve ever received.”  People frequently ask bankers the best piece of advice they have ever gotten. So for this series, we’re asking MidWestOne employees to share the best money management tips they’ve ever gotten. One of the most important things to remember […]

Infographic: Saving 101

June 11th, 2012 madmin

Saving, even a little over time, can really add up. Whether you’re saving for a down payment on a house, your dream vacation, retirement or just for a rainy day, no amount is too small. Consider this – simply setting aside $50 every month, you will save an extra $600 a year. MidWestOne’s Bank Your […]

Buying a home: Hidden costs of buying a home

May 18th, 2012 Tammi Eischen

Editors Note – this article is the fourth article in our series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable. As if the home-buying process isn’t overwhelming enough, there are many hidden costs of purchasing a home that you […]

Is online banking safe?

May 4th, 2012 Allen Schneider

With the continued growth of the Internet, an increasing number of banks and credit unions are offering online services to customers. While online banking offers the potential for safe, convenient ways to manage your money, it’s important you also understand the risks. Safe online banking involves making good choices – decisions that will help you […]

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Buying a home: Mortgage 101

April 20th, 2012 Jamie Allison

Editors Note – this article is the third article in our series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable. Selecting a mortgage can be confusing, frustrating and time-consuming. Nonetheless, picking a mortgage may be the most important financial […]

Reverse mortgages – get the facts first

April 6th, 2012 Jayne Sandler

As an empty nester, it’s likely you’ve heard the term “reverse mortgage” pop up more frequently among your circle of acquaintances. Although we at MidWestOne Bank do not offer reverse mortgages, it is important to understand this type of mortgage option, to see if it is a viable option for you. If you’re 62 or […]

Buying a home: How to set your budget

March 23rd, 2012 Scott Schroeder

Editors Note – this article is the second article in our series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable. Once you’ve made the decision to purchase a home, the next big step is figuring out exactly how much […]

Soni Harney

Best financial advice I’ve ever received: Soni Harney

March 16th, 2012 Soni Harney

Editors Note – this article is part of our series “Best financial advice I’ve ever received.”  People frequently ask bankers the best piece of advice they have ever gotten. So for this series, we’re asking MidWestOne employees to share the best money management tips they’ve ever gotten. I feel that the most important – and […]

Buying a home: Getting your finances in order

March 2nd, 2012 Carol Wynja

Editors Note – this article is part of our new series “Buying a home.”  In this series we’ll share tips and tricks that will help make the home buying process less confusing and more enjoyable.   Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, or you’re a seasoned pro, purchasing a house is a big step that can […]

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